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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332665/performance-outcomes-after-medial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-in-major-league-baseball-positional-players
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John P Begly, Michael S Guss, Theodore S Wolfson, Siddharth A Mahure, Andrew S Rokito, Laith M Jazrawi
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether professional baseball positional players who underwent medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) reconstruction demonstrate decreases in performance on return to competition compared with preoperative performance metrics and their control-matched peers. METHODS: Data for 35 Major League Baseball positional players who underwent MUCL reconstruction during 31 seasons were obtained. Twenty-six players met inclusion criteria...
February 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326958/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-repair-in-major-league-baseball-players
#2
Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Bryce Gagliano, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris, Patrick C McCulloch
Background: Acute ruptures of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb are common injuries in sports. Surgical repair has yielded excellent results and high return-to-sport (RTS) rates in elite athletes. Purpose: To determine (1) the RTS rate in Major League Baseball (MLB) players following thumb UCL repair, (2) postoperative career length and games played per season, (3) pre- and postoperative performance, (4) postoperative performance compared with matched control players, and (5) whether dominant and nondominant hand injuries respond differently...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322208/the-association-of-the-medial-joint-vacuum-phenomenon-with-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury-in-symptomatic-elbows-of-younger-athletes
#3
Ryan Tai, Tyson Bolinske, Varand Ghazikhanian, Jacob C Mandell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of intra-articular gas (IAG) on elbow radiography and evaluate variables, including IAG, as predictors of UCL injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-approved retrospective study consisted of 241 consecutive elbow radiographic studies containing AP radiographs with valgus stress of both symptomatic and asymptomatic sides in 234 patients. The IAG, medial joint space (MJS), and MJS difference between the symptomatic and asymptomatic elbow (MJSD) were evaluated by two readers, as well as patient age, gender, sport played, and handedness...
January 10, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318177/injury-recurrence-among-high-school-athletes-in-the-united-states-a-decade-of-patterns-and-trends-2005-2006-through-2015-2016
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K Linnea Welton, Matthew J Kraeutler, Lauren A Pierpoint, Justin H Bartley, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
Background: As participation in high school athletics increases, so does the number of adolescents experiencing sports-related injury. Understanding injury patterns is an important component to developing and evaluating prevention and rehabilitation programs. Purpose: To analyze recurrent injury rates and patterns among high school athletes, to compare recurrent injuries with new injuries, and to evaluate injury trends over time. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318176/venous-thromboembolism-within-professional-american-sport-leagues
#5
Meghan Bishop, Matthew Astolfi, Eric Padegimas, Peter DeLuca, Sommer Hammoud
Background: Numerous reports have described players in professional American sports leagues who have been sidelined with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE), but little is known about the clinical implications of these events in professional athletes. Purpose: To conduct a retrospective review of injury reports from the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL) to take a closer look at the incidence of DVT/PE, current treatment approaches, and estimated time to return to play in professional athletes...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316189/acute-lumbar-paraspinal-compartment-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
William Alexander, Nelson Low, George Pratt
While still a rare entity, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome has an increasing incidence. Similar to other compartment syndromes, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome is defined by raised pressure within a closed fibro-osseous space, limiting tissue perfusion within that space. The resultant tissue ischaemia presents as acute pain, and if left untreated, it may result in permanent tissue damage. A literature search of 'paraspinal compartment syndrome' revealed 21 articles. The details from a case encountered by the authors are also included...
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313095/apollonius-of-citium-first-century-bc-and-his-work-on-the-treatment-of-joint-dislocations
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Konstantinos Markatos, Demetrios Korres, Demetrios Chytas, Marianna Karamanou, Ioannis Sourlas, Georgios Androutsos, Andreas Mavrogenis
The purpose of this study was to summarise the life and work of the Cypriot physician Apollonius of Citium (first century BC). His overall work on medicine is presented, and special emphasis is given to his work on the treatment of joint dislocations. The most famous work of Apollonius is Treatise On Joints, which was preserved on the whole in a manuscript of the tenth century AD. In that manuscript, Apollonius is obviously influenced by the Hippocratic Corpus of Medicine. His description, diagnostic methods and reduction techniques are all based on those described by Hippocrates in his work "On Joints"...
January 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305286/clinical-outcomes-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-secondary-treatment-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-knee-in-skeletally-mature-patients
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Eric J Cotter, Rachel M Frank, Kevin C Wang, Trifon Totlis, Sarah Poland, Maximillian A Meyer, Brian J Cole
PURPOSE: To report clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) for skeletally mature patients with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions of the knee in whom prior surgical intervention has failed, and to describe return-to-sport (RTS) rates and any predictive demographic or preoperative variables associated with a higher likelihood to RTS. METHODS: Patients who underwent OCA by a single surgeon (B.J.C.) between October 1, 2002, and November 30, 2014, for a diagnosis of OCD with a minimum of 2 years' follow-up were included...
January 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304964/editorial-commentary-we-need-to-customize-surgical-treatment-when-treating-patients-with-recurrent-anterior-shoulder-instability
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EDITORIAL
Jeffrey S Abrams
Surgical repair of shoulder instability is challenging, and multiple procedures have been proposed. In an attempt to reduce risk of recurrence following surgical reconstruction, some surgeons have added steps to prior arthroscopic procedures, and other surgeons have selected a bone reinforcement procedure. These additional augmented repair techniques have reduced the risk of postoperative recurrence, but introduced additional risk of complications related to hardware, fixation, and possible need for additional surgery...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304721/epidemiology-of-shoulder-and-elbow-injuries-in-national-collegiate-athletic-association-wrestlers-2009-2010-through-2013-2014
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Avi D Goodman, John Twomey-Kozak, Steven F DeFroda, Brett D Owens
OBJECTIVES: Examination of the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in the collegiate wrestling population is limited. Therefore, we sought to determine the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in wrestlers competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and investigate the risk factors involved. METHODS: All shoulder and elbow injuries in wrestlers from the 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 academic years in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program database were extracted...
January 5, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298161/the-evolving-treatment-patterns-of-ncaa-division-i-football-players-by-orthopaedic-team-physicians-over-the-past-decade-2008-2016
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Trevor J Carver, John B Schrock, Matthew J Kraeutler, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have analyzed the treatment patterns used to manage injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football players. HYPOTHESIS: Treatment patterns used to manage injuries in NCAA Division I football players will have changed over the study period. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 5. METHODS: The head orthopaedic team physicians for all 128 NCAA Division I football teams were asked to complete a survey containing questions regarding experience as team physician, medical coverage of the team, reimbursement issues, and treatment preferences for some of the most common injuries occurring in football players...
January 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284452/screw-migration-and-oesophageal-perforation-after-surgery-for-osteosarcoma-of-the-cervical-spine
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Luca Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Alberto Corrado Di Martino, Nicola Maffulli, Vincenzo Denaro
BACKGROUND: Even though internal fixation has expanded the indications for cervical spine surgery, it carries the risks of fracture or migration, with associated potential life threatening complications. Removal of metal work from the cervical spine is required in case of failure of internal fixation, but it can become challenging, especially when a great amount of scar tissue is present because of previous surgery and radiotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 16 year old competitive basketball athlete who underwent a combined anterior and posterior approach for resection of an osteosarcoma of the sixth cervical vertebra...
December 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281560/high-rate-of-return-to-cycling-after-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome
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Rachel M Frank, Gift Ukwuani, Ian Clapp, Jorge Chahla, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is most commonly diagnosed in athletes who sustain repetitive flexion and rotational loading to their hip. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a patient's ability to return to cycling after hip arthroscopy for FAIS. HYPOTHESIS: There is a high rate of return to cycling after hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4...
December 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279558/consecutive-bilateral-hip-arthroscopy-for-symptomatic-bilateral-femoroacetabular-impingement-in-an-elite-rugby-player-a-case-report
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Nobuaki Chinzei, Shingo Hashimoto, Shinya Hayashi, Noriyuki Kanzaki, Daisuke Araki, Ryosuke Kuroda, Masahiro Kurosaka
We report a case of concurrent bilateral hip arthroscopy for symptomatic bilateral femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) performed under the single anesthesia on an elite rugby player. A 27-year-old rugby player who played for a top league had bilateral hip joint pain. Physical examination revealed bilateral tenderness in the anterior area of the hips, with positive impingement signs. Based on the findings of hip radiography and magnetic resonance imaging, the patient's symptoms were diagnosed as bilateral FAI with hip labral tears...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276713/participation-in-recreational-athletics-after-operative-fixation-of-tibial-plateau-fractures-predictors-and-functional-outcomes-of-those-getting-back-in-the-game
#15
David N Kugelman, Abdullah M Qatu, Jack M Haglin, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
Background: Tibial plateau fractures can be devastating traumatic injuries to the knee, particularly in active athletes. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to report on the return to participation in recreational athletics after operatively managed tibial plateau fractures. In addition, this study assessed factors associated with the ability to return to participation in recreational athletics after tibial plateau fractures treated with open reduction internal fixation and compared final outcomes between patients who were able to return to recreational athletics and those who could not...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276039/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-capitellum
#16
Masahiro Maruyama, Masatoshi Takahara, Hiroshi Satake
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum is a critical elbow injury in adolescent overhead throwing athletes. However, its etiology remains unknown. Medical examinations using ultrasonography found that the prevalence of capitellar OCD among adolescent baseball players was approximately from 1% to 3%. A plain anteroposterior radiograph with the elbow in 45° of flexion is essential for the diagnosis of an OCD lesion. The stability of OCD lesions is evaluated on plain radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261554/the-utility-of-biologics-osteotomy-and-cartilage-restoration-in-the-knee
#17
Rachel M Frank, Eric J Cotter, Eric J Strauss, Andreas H Gomoll, Brian J Cole
The management of complex cartilage and meniscal pathology in young, athletic patients is extremely challenging. Joint preservation surgery is most difficult in patients with concomitant knee pathologies, including cartilage defects, meniscal deficiency, malalignment, and/or ligamentous insufficiency. Clinical decision making for these patients is further complicated by articular cartilage lesions, which often are incidental findings; therefore, treatment decisions must be based on the confirmed contribution of articular cartilage lesions to symptomatology...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239871/integrative-medicine-as-an-adjunct-to-orthopaedic-surgery
#18
James R Ficke, Nathan M Moroski, Steven D Ross, Ranjan Gupta
Patients often seek nontraditional forms of treatment, including alternative/complementary medical options, such as chiropractic care and acupuncture, to meet their personal needs. In the United States, interest has grown in methods to reduce pain and improve function through Ayurvedic medicine, which uses plant-based supplements, such as turmeric. Traditional allopathic medicine attempts to provide patients with evidence-based therapeutic regimens for their musculoskeletal conditions. Integrative medicine often is used to prevent and manage the sequelae associated with injuries and illnesses; however, competitive athletes and military personnel use complementary medicine for performance enhancement...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228848/comparative-study-of-surgical-and-conservative-treatments-for-fifth-metatarsal-base-avulsion-fractures-type-i-in-young-adults-or-athletes
#19
Gen-Bin Wu, Bing Li, Yun-Feng Yang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects and complications of minimally invasive surgery in treating displaced avulsion fractures (2-3 mm) of fifth metatarsal base zone I in young adults or athletes. METHODS: Forty-six patients with displaced fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures were assigned to operative and nonoperative groups by randomization. Patients in nonoperative group were immobilized with plaster, while patients in operative group were treated with closed reduction and fixation with a percutaneous screw...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228800/fifth-metatarsal-jones-fractures-in-the-athlete
#20
David A Porter
Fifth metatarsal fractures, otherwise known as "Jones" fractures, occur commonly in athletes and nonathletes alike. While recent occurrence in the popular elite athlete has increased public knowledge and interest in the fracture, this injury is common at all levels of sport. This review will focus on all three types of Jones fractures. The current standard for treatment is operative intervention with intramedullary screw fixation. Athletes typically report an acute episode of lateral foot pain, described as an ache...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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